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Powerful Way To Build Your List While Generating Revenue From Affiliate Programs

By Vishal Rao
Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Affiliate programs are not only a great way to start an online business but also a smart way to develop a second income stream from your existing online business.

But to be really successful with affiliate programs or any online business for that matter, it is vital that you build your own opt-in list in the process.

Making a living by placing ads for affiliate programs is not just profitable anymore.

Here's some tips that'll not only increase the conversion ratio of your affiliate programs, but will also build your list in the process.


Most affiliate programs will have free reports/e-books to promote their program.

You can create a one page mini web site giving away the free reports/e-books. BUT, the only way your visitors should be able to access them is by giving away their e-mail addresses.

Here's an example of how I get subscribers to my list while promoting one of my affiliate programs...


This is how you should promote any affiliate program.


The idea behind this approach is to *pre-sell* to your visitors. As put in Ken's words (Ken of Make Your Site Sell!)...

Being A Great Affiliate Is *Not* About Selling......It's About Pre-Selling

Once you pre-sell, selling becomes easier. Free courses not only do that but *also* follows-up with your prospects.

Here's how to craft your own course...

Most affiliate programs will have a good collection of articles to include in your e-zine/newsletters.

Select some 3-4 real *good* articles and compile them in to a 3-4 day course. Your conversion ratio will directly depend upon the value of courses offered.

You can use a free no-ad autoresponder service like ( or ( to deliver the course.

About the Author
Vishal Rao publishes an informative e-zine, HomeBiz Opportunities, and is also the author of popular e-book, "E-Business Secrets". Grab your FREE copy of his e-book at: (


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